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What We Love

  • A traditional, elegant stay in a historic building, right in the heart of the city, with breakfastThe central location between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
  • Indulging in exquisite Aveda treatments at the sleek spa
  • Trying out a few single malts in the hotel's wood-paneled bar

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • There is nightly turn down service
  • The hotel has a unique stainless steel pool and luxurious onsite spa
  • The hotel is located right across from the Waverley train station


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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A regal five-star hotel, featuring stunning city views, a luxurious spa and plenty of authentic Scottish charm


With a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Fruitmarket Gallery and City Art Centre. This 4-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk.


Make yourself at home in one of the 72 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 8 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 3163 Reviews
Customer service?
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve just read the latest reviews regarding the excellent customer service guests have experienced lately, we obviously came on a bad day because we feel like we were disregarded whilst we stayed here with the lack of acknowledgement from the reception staff (the reception might I say is a very strange set up) with the two staff engaging in conversation oblivious to us. We usually stay at The Balmoral but thought we would try the Scotsman for a change - we shouldn’t have bothered as we feel the service is a major part of why we would choose to stay somewhere and it really lacked here.

Went down for breakfast in the morning - this was very poor. The typical breakfast items all sitting out under lamps - yuk - nothing worse, all items sitting in grease and the bacon was like leather! For £14.95 we expect better than this? Also lack of waiting staff people all sitting waiting on toast and coffee!

Also another very off putting thing - if guests can smell body odour from an employee surely to goodness the Managers can, this was actually so bad we got up and left.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the pleasure of attend this hotel in restaurant for our first dinner in Scotland after along train ride from London. The ambiance was spectacular with soaring ceilings opulent couches beautiful floors and clearly it was very old and Grand Hotel. The food was tasty however the service was locking given that the food took some time to come and they missed some of our order. However the manager who became aware of this was quite gracious and decided to provide us with a discount on the balance of our bill. It was a great way to begin our Scottish experience. The patrons are sophisticated mainly a business crowd it seems to be at the higher end of some of the restaurants in the area.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the best hotel stop on our honeymoon! Right in the middle of plenty tourist attractions, EXTREMELY attentive and accommodating staff, and a block away from the Hop-on-Hop-off system (Highly recommended for a great tour of Edinburgh). The restaurant food and cocktails are a bit pricey but TOTALLY worth it. Even if you don't stay here, check out the Grand Cafe!!! 5/5 EASY!

Edinburgh Trip
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great hotel.
However a word of warning. If you book Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, the Grand Cafe did not seen to know anything about these offers.
Initially tried to charge me the whole amount fir dinner, then a 10% discount. They could not comprehend that dinner had already been paid. Went to front desk, no one there so they could not confirm. It took a further 2 hours to sort.
Interestingly when I ordered dinner at Grand Cafe, I brought up this subject that I had paid and what restrictions, if any applied. The waiter did not have a clue and told us we could order what we wanted with no restrictions. However, later we found out that dinner had a £25 cap. I cant remember this on the Scotsman website when booked ar confirmed.
This basically left me and my wife circa £20 out of pocket.
Other than this, great weekend away.

Excellent Hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Scotsman. The room was exactly what we expected and breakfast was perfect. Great location and very friendly staff that make you feel very welcome. I would highly recommend the hotel. Ideal for business or pleasure.